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Microsoft Private Cloud Computing by Damian Flynn, Patrick Lownds, Hans Vredevoort, Aidan Finn

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Chapter 10

Working in the Cloud

So far we have focused on the ways administrators manipulate the fabric and create private clouds, using both the VMM console and the PowerShell interface. This chapter focuses on how Self-Service users create virtual machines (VMs) and use cloud services. It covers the following subjects:

  • Using the Self-Service web portal
  • The elements of VMs that Self-Service users need to know
  • Creating, deploying, and managing VMs

VMM User Interfaces

VMM offers users three main ways to interact with it:

  • The VMM console provides a rich and context-aware environment for working on the fabric and within clouds.
  • The PowerShell command processor recognizes more than 450 commands, providing access to all of the functionality of ...

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